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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, speaks to victims and their family members as he testifies during the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing "Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis" in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 31, 2024.

‘Blood on your hands’: Lawmakers grill tech CEOs on child exploitation ‘crisis’

Jan 31, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Executives from social media outlets faced tough questioning at a hearing on “Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation... Read more

Migrants take a rest while taking part in a caravan toward the border with the United States in Tapachula, Chiapas State, Mexico, on Oct. 31, 2023.

Bishops urge Congress to take new measures to protect migrant children from human trafficking

Nov 10, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. bishops urged Congress to take 10 new measures focused on removing children from dangerous situations and placing them... Read more

An artisanal miner carries a sack of ore at the Shabara artisanal mine near Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Oct.12, 2022.

Here’s what Pope Francis said about exploitative mining in the Congo

Feb 2, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Democratic Republic of Congo exports 70% of the world's cobalt, a once-obscure element now in great demand because it’s... Read more


Balenciaga apologizes amid outcry over ad featuring sexualized children

Nov 28, 2022

By Edie Heipel

In the ad, young children — appearing to be no older than 6 years old — hold stuffed teddy bears... Read more

Netfli logo on laptop.

Netflix sees cancelations spike after 'Cuties' controversy

Sep 18, 2020

Controversy surrounding the film “Cuties” has led to Netflix subscribers cancelling the service at eight times the normal rate, an... Read more

Texas senator calls for investigation of Netflix over 'Cuties'

Sep 15, 2020

US Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, is among those who have called for an investigation into Netflix over... Read more

Screen on an iPad showing Netflix logo.

After Netflix apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ film poster, theologian says Cuties movie is unacceptable

Aug 20, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Netflix has apologized after a poster advertising an upcoming film was accused of normalizing pedophilia. But one theologian told CNA... Read more